Summary:ASTERISK-02704: Zaptel documentation doesn't say anything on how to set the card to an E1
Reporter:Edwin Groothuis (mavetju)Labels:
Date Opened:2004-10-29 03:52:03Date Closed:2011-06-07 14:11:59
Versions:Frequency of
Environment:Attachments:( 0) zaptel::README.E1
Description:When first configuring the TE405P, it complained a lot about "not being able to configure channel 97". Quite fast I figured out that this was 4x24, or the maxinum number of channels on an T1. A quick google showed me that I could use 't1e1override' for that. All good and well...

But now it complained about channel 104. Euhm... all right. Seven channels more, it must be something with T1/E1 which doesn't make sense. A quick browse through the source-code showed that you could configure any port on E1 or T1! Way cool. Setting t1e1override to 15 and I had my 124 channels! Yay!


Attached I have a patch for zaptel/README.E1, in the hope that other people don't have to go through this adventure of finding out how to set all ports on the card to an E1.
Comments:By: Mark Spencer (markster) 2004-10-29 09:15:37

Actually you're supposed to use the jumpers.

By: petersv (petersv) 2004-10-29 12:53:07

Is there any downside to using the software override? IT is nice to not have to fiddle with the hardware. If you are colocated you can have some monkey replace equipment, but you would not normally want them to open custom hardware.

By: Mark Spencer (markster) 2004-10-29 21:50:19

There is no real disadvantage to the software side, except that a lot of people find it easier to remember the jumpers.

By: Edwin Groothuis (mavetju) 2004-10-29 22:05:39

The hardware solution would have been nice if there was actually some documentation coming with the card or available on the Digium website.

(sorry if this sounds sarcastic or negative, but I couldn't find any on the Digium website nor was there coming some with the card)

By: twisted (twisted) 2004-11-14 21:36:43.000-0600

This type of issue should be taken up with digium directly, and not on the bugtracker.